Council housing and housing association


  1. Housing Benefit

    Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance (LHA) - rates, eligibility, claim form, calculator, appeals, 'discretionary payments'

  2. Apply for council housing

    Apply for council housing through your local council - you'll usually have to join a waiting list

  3. Council housing

    How to apply for a council house or flat - housing waiting lists, types of tenancies, the Right to Buy scheme and repairs, complaining about the council

  4. Housing Benefit information from your council

    Information about Housing Benefit from your local council - apply to help pay your rent

  5. Housing association homes

    How to apply for a housing association home, types of tenancy agreement and the Right to Acquire

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Social Sector (Building Safety) Engagement Best Practice Group: invitation to submit EOI
  2. Right to Move: statutory guidance on social housing allocations for local housing authorities in England
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News and communications

  1. £1 billion housing delivery fund launched by Brokenshire in partnership with Barclays
  2. James Brokenshire launches £200 million pilot to boost social home ownership
  3. Social housing green paper: a ‘new deal’ for social housing
  4. James Brokenshire launches a new deal for social housing residents
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Rents for social housing from 2020-21
  2. A new deal for social housing
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